Spring 2017 Evening Concert Changes

Mar 27, 2017

Starting Wednesday, March 29th, the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts will be replaced by the new season of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony.

On Thursday, April 30th, Carnegie Hall Live replaces the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Both series run 13 weeks.


Broadcast Schedule — Spring 2017

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-01

RELEASE:                          March 27, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Daniil Trifonov, piano


Ravel                                     Menuet antique

Chopin                                  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21

Rossini                                  Overture to La scala di seta

Respighi                                Feste romane [Roman Festivals]       

Strauss:                                  Also sprach Zarathustra



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-02

RELEASE:                          April 3, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Susanna Phillips, soprano


Ted Hearne                           Dispatches (SFS/NWS commission)

Barber                                   Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24

Tchaikovsky                          Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

Sibelius                                  Symphony No. 7



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-03

RELEASE:                          April 10, 2017

CONDUCTOR:        András Schiff

SOLOISTS:                          András Schiff, piano

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano

Britta Schwarz, contralto

Werner Güra, tenor

Robert Holl, bass

San Francisco Symphony Chorus – Ragnar Bohlin, director


Mozart                                   Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K.595

Haydn                                   Lord Nelson Mass

Schubert                                Widerschein, D.639

"Fischerweise," D.881,

Das Lied im Grünen, D.917

"Im Frühling," D.882,

Der blinde Knabe, D.833

"Ständchen," D.920



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-04

RELEASE:                          April 17, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Leonidas Kavakos, violin


Sibelius                                  The Swan of Tuonela, Opus 22

Sibelius                                  Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47

Schumann                             Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, Rhenish

Debussy                                Nocturnes



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-05

RELEASE:                          April 24, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Laura Claycomb, soprano

R. Strauss                  Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7

R. Strauss                              Brentano Lieder, Opus 68

Schumann                             Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38, Spring

Strauss                                   Ein Heldenleben

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-06

RELEASE:                          May 1, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Herbert Blomstedt

SOLOIST:                            Alexander Barantschik, violin


Mozart                                   Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner

Mozart                                   Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.205

Mozart                                   Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter           

Bernstein                               Suite from a Quiet Place (cond. Michael Tilson Thomas)

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-07

RELEASE:                          May 8, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Charles Dutoit

SOLOIST:                            Nikolai Lugansky, piano


Ravel                                     Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Rachmaninoff           Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43

Fauré                                     Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Opus 80

Stravinsky                             The Firebird Suite (1919 version)      

Glinka                                   Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (cond. Michael Tilson Thomas)



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-08

RELEASE:                          May 15, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Inon Barnatan, piano


Copland                                Orchestral Variations

Copland                                Inscape

Copland                                Piano Concerto

Schumann                             Symphony No. 2 in C major, Opus 61

Mason Bates                         The B Sides

PROGRAM #:        SFS 16-09

RELEASE:                          May 22, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Simon O’Neill, tenor


Schubert                                Symphony in B minor, D.759, Unfinished

Mahler                                   Das Lied von der Erde

Bach                                                  Orchestral Suite No. 2



PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-10

RELEASE:                          May 29, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


Brahms                                  Variations of a Theme by Haydn, Opus 56a

Berlioz                                   La Mort de Cléopâtre

Berlioz                                   "L'Île inconnue," from Les Nuits d'été, Opus 7, no.6

Schumann                             Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Opus 120

Brahms                                  Serenade in A major No. 2

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-11

RELEASE:                          June 5, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Thomas Hampson, baritone


Stravinsky                             Scènes de ballet

John Adams                          The Wound Dresser

Stravinsky                             Petrushka [complete]

Stravinsky                             Circus Polka [encore]

Stravinsky                 Divertimento

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-12

RELEASE:                          June 12, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST:                            Yefim Bronfman, piano


C.P.E. Bach                          Symphony No. 1 in D major, Wq183,1 (H663)

Jörg Widmann           Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra (jointly commissioned by the San

Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, and the Toronto Symphony)

Brahms                                  Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68

Stravinsky                 Apollo

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-13

RELEASE:                          June 19, 2017


CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOISTS:                          Karina Gauvin, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

SF Symphony Chorus – Ragnar Bohlin, director


Mahler                                   Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection

Haydn                       Symphony No. 60


Broadcast Series – Spring 2017


PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-01

RELEASE:                            March 29, 2017


Performers:                              Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Conductor:                              Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

RAVEL:                                 La Valse

STRAVINSKY:                     La sacre du printemps

BRAHMS:                              Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

COPLAND:                            "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo

J. STRAUSS JR.:                    Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

GINASTERA:                        "Malambo" from Estancia

BERNSTEIN:                         "Mambo" from West Side Story

GUTIERREZ:                        "Alma Llanera" from Aires de Venezuela (arr. José Terencio)

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-02

RELEASE:                            April 5, 2017


Performers:                              Ian Bostridge, Tenor

Thomas Adès, Piano

SCHUBERT:                          Winterreise

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-03

RELEASE:                            April 12, 2017


Performers:                              Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor:                              Sir Simon Rattle

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

WEBERN:                              Six Pieces, Op. 6

SCHOENBERG:                    Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16

BERG:                                    Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6

BRAHMS:                              Symphony No. 2

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-04

RELEASE:                            April 19, 2017


Performers:                              Accademia Bizantina

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

Conductor:                              Ottavio Dantone, Conductor and Harpsichord

Soloist:                                    Viktoria Mullova, Violin


Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, BWV 1041

Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C Minor, BWV 1060 (transcr. for violin and harpsichord by Ottavio Dantone)

Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053 (transcr. for violin by Ottavio Dantone)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, BWV 1042

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-05

RELEASE:                            April 26, 2017


Performers:                              Staatskapelle Berlin

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

Conductor:                              Daniel Barenboim, Music Director, Conductor, and Piano

MOZART:                              Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K. 537, "Coronation"

BRUCKNER:                                     Symphony No. 4, "Romantic

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-06

RELEASE:                            May 3, 2017


Performers:                              Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

Driss El Maloumi, Oud and Voice

Dimitri Psonis, Santur and Morisca

Hakan Güngor, Kanun

Haïg Sakuroujandian, Duduk and Belul

Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble

Panagiotis Neochoritis, Director

Soloists of La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Arpa Doppia

Le Concert des Nations

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

Conductor:                              Jordi Savall, Director

ANON.:                                  "Calling of the Bells"

ANON.:                                  Fanfare

DAMASKINOS:                    "Alleluya"

ANON.:                                  "Erotókritos"

MARCABRU:                        "Pax in nomine Domini!"

ANON.:                                  "Dance of the Soul"

ANON.:                                  "Ton despóti"

ANON.:                                  Song and Dance

ANON.:                                  "O totius Asie Gloria"

ANON.:                                  "Pásan tin elpída mu"

ANON.:                                  "Chiave, chiave"

ANON.:                                  "Adoramus te"

ANON.:                                  "Tin deisin mou dexai tin penichra"

ANON.:                                  Ottoman Nikriz March

DUFAY:                                 "Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae"

JANEQUIN:                           "La bataille de Marignan" from Escoutez tous gentilz

ANON.:                                  Psalm 137:"Al nàhärót bavél" ("By the rivers of Babylon") (arr. S. Rossi)

WILLAERT:                          "Vecchie letrose" from Canzone villanesche alla napolitana

KLADAS:                              "Géfsasthe ke ídete"

GOUDIMEL/LOBWASSER:           Psalm 35: "Ficht wieder meine Anfechter"

ANON.:                                  "Laïla Djân"

MONTEVERDI:                    Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

VIVALDI:                              "Di queste selve venite o Numi," from La Senna festeggiante, RV 693

MOZART:                              Alla Turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)

LAMPADARIOS:                 Kratema

MARCHANT:                        "Nous sommes tous égaux" (arr. Jordi Savall)

HASSE:                                  "Per quel bel viso" (arr. Jordi Savall)

HASSE:                                  "Mia cara Anzoletta" (arr. Jordi Savall)

BORDÈSE:                            La Sainte Ligue: La nuit est sombre (arr. Jordi Savall)

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-07

RELEASE:                            May 10, 2017



Performers:                              Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg, Violin; Serena Canin, Violin; Misha Amory, Viola; Nina Lee, Cello)

Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola

Soloist:                                    Jonathan Biss, Piano

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

SCHUMANN:                        Fünf Gesänge der Frühe

GESUALDO:                                     Selections from Madrigals, Book VI (arr. Bruce Adolphe)

  • "Deh, come invan sospiro"
  • "Beltà poi che t'assenti"
  • "Resta di darmi noia"
  • "Già piansi nel dolore"
  • "Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"

BRAHMS:                              Klavierstücke, Op. 118

MOZART:                              String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-08

RELEASE:                            May 17, 2017


Performer/Ensemble:               Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor:                              Franz Welser-Möst

Soloist:                                    Rudolf Buchbinder

Guest Host:                             John Hockenberry

BRAHMS:                              Piano Concerto No. 1

SCHUBERT:                          Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"

BARTÓK:                              The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-09

RELEASE:                            May 24, 2017


Performer/Ensemble:               Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor:                              Valery Gergiev

Soloist:                                    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano

Guest Host:                             TBD

RAVEL:                                 La valse

RAVEL:                                 Piano Concerto in G Major

BEETHOVEN:                       Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-10

RELEASE:                            May 31, 2017


Performer/Ensemble:               Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Violin

Todd Reynolds, Violin

Lois Martin, Viola

Jeanne Le Blanc, Cello

Michael Brown, Piano

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

ARVO PÄRT:                        Für Alina

ARVO PÄRT:                        Fratres

PHILIP GLASS:                    String Quartet No. 5

STEVE REICH:                     Different Trains

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-11

RELEASE:                            June 7, 2017


Performers:                              San Francisco Symphony

Conductor:                              Michael Tilson Thomas

Guest Host:                             John Schaefer

MAHLER:                              Adagio from Symphony No. 10

MAHLER:                              Symphony No. 1

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-12

RELEASE:                            June 14, 2017


Performers:                              Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

Guest Host:                             TBD

MOZART:                              Larghetto and Allegro for Two Pianos (completed by Paul Badura-Skoda)

STRAVINSKY:                     Concerto for Two Pianos

DEBUSSY:                            En blanc et noir

STRAVINSKY:                     Le sacre du printemps for Two Pianos

PROGRAM #:                      CHL 17-13

RELEASE:                            June 21, 2017


Performers:                              National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Conductor:                              Christoph Eschenbach

Soloist:                                    Emanuel Ax, Piano

Guest Host:                             Clive Gillinson

MOZART:                              Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482

BRUCKNER:                                     Symphony No. 6 in A Major